An 18th Century Barn Gets An Update And Becomes A Modern Home

Believe it or not, this barn home was originally built in 1797. At one point it was damaged by a fire and then in 2014 it was purchased by its current owners who decided that a complete restoration was needed. All the details of the project had to be carefully thought through. The owners who are also designers wanted the barn to retain some of its original features so they preserved the silo, the high ceilings and the exposed posts and beams. They also wanted their new home to get a fresh and modern update and that means some changes had to be made.

The barn got new windows, French doors, beautiful oak flooring and also some smart features. These changes and additions gave it the modern boost it required in order to become a comfortable home for its new owners. The new distribution of the spaces places the living room, dining area and kitchen on the main floor and the bedrooms, bathrooms and a large sitting area in the restored silo. There’s also a media room with direct access to a porch. There’s also a beautiful pergola, a pool, a pond and an orchard.

 The barn, now a charming and modern family home, is located in Kent, ConnecticutView in gallery
The barn, now a charming and modern family home, is located in Kent, Connecticut
The property is quite vast and has a lovely pond and an orchardView in gallery
The property is quite vast and has a lovely pond and an orchard
The exterior of the barn didn't change much except for a few updates View in gallery
The exterior of the barn didn’t change much except for a few updates
The silo was preserved, restored and turned into a private wing which houses the bedroomsView in gallery
The silo was preserved, restored and turned into a private wing which houses the bedrooms
The main floor connects the living area, dining room and kitchen into a large, open spaceView in gallery
The main floor connects the living area, dining room and kitchen into a large, open space
The original exposed posts and beams were preserved and are now part of the house's new aestheticView in gallery
The original exposed posts and beams were preserved and are now part of the house’s new aesthetic
The high ceilings give the living area a very open and airy look and also allowed a loft area to be added above the kitchenView in gallery
The high ceilings give the living area a very open and airy look and also allowed a loft area to be added above the kitchen
The stone fireplace with a rustic wood surround creates a cohesive decor in combination with the exposed beamsView in gallery
The stone fireplace with a rustic wood surround creates a cohesive decor in combination with the exposed beams
The loft space is warm and cozy, a lot like an attic with a more open feel to itView in gallery
The loft space is warm and cozy, a lot like an attic with a more open feel to it
The master bedroom has access to a sitting area and takes advantage of the exposed woodView in gallery
The master bedroom has access to a sitting area and takes advantage of the exposed wood
New design features such as the windows, French doors and oak floors help to shape the house's new identityView in gallery
New design features such as the windows, French doors and oak floors help to shape the house’s new identity
The curved walls of the silo make this bathroom look very welcoming and intimateView in gallery
The curved walls of the silo make this bathroom look very welcoming and intimate
The curved silo walls also give the bedrooms beautiful views and an extra cozy feelView in gallery
The curved silo walls also give the bedrooms beautiful views and an extra cozy feel
The palette of materials, finishes and colors is limited to only a few which create a harmonious ambiance throughout the houseView in gallery
The palette of materials, finishes and colors is limited to only a few which create a harmonious ambiance throughout the house
The simple white walls and modern furniture balance the rustic ceiling and exposed beams, creating a fresh vibeView in gallery
The simple white walls and modern furniture balance the rustic ceiling and exposed beams, creating a fresh vibe
In the media room, the stone and wood surfaces are complemented by warm, soft-glowing lightingView in gallery
In the media room, the stone and wood surfaces are complemented by warm, soft-glowing lighting

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